This video of some of the 33 Black students (joined at times by other minority students) at UCLA law school (1100 students) is wrenching.
In light of the Dunn verdict (and in the shadow, always, of the Zimmerman verdict), I find this chilling. How can American minorities ever hope to have fair and equal representation in a law that seems to exclude them from both sides?
I hope that UCLA law takes this as a teachable moment and works hard to recruit a more diverse student body in future years, and to create a safe space for every student right now. They can react with “how DARE you call me racist” sensitivity–which makes it all about them and worsens the problem–or they can work to help. I hope you’ll join me in exerting a some pressure on UCLA to make the right choice.